Author: Ted Scaldwell

An angel is spreading happiness across Peel Region

When someone calls out of the blue and says, “I’ve found your long-lost birth mother,” the reaction can be a mix of both tremendous joy and intrepid anxiety. And, so too, it can be the same for a birth parent who learns that a child they gave up at adoption wants to know them. Incredibly, a humble school teacher and former resident of Mississauga has reunited 220 grateful families, single-handedly in her spare time. The daughter of curious parents who themselves were fascinated by real unsolved criminal mysteries, Colleen O’Grady Johnson appears to have received a gene which resulted...

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Upcoming charity tournament brings amateurs and NHL greats together

Few hockey fans know what it’s like to experience the adrenaline of being on the ice competing alongside NHL-caliber players. This spring, for the first time in Peel Region, amateur adult players of various levels will have a rare opportunity to experience the rush, the excitement and the joy of playing with approachable NHL alumni for a fabulous cause. Founded in 1996, Hockey Helps the Homeless is a national organization which hosts friendly hockey tournaments across the country to raise money to end homelessness in Canada. More than 200 NHL greats and Olympic gold medalists have participated in its...

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Brampton mayor looks ahead to 2018

Linda Jeffrey never stops learning. Learning, and taking action on how to make Brampton even more enjoyable, is what she does every day. It seems fitting that the city’s biggest accomplishment in 2017 was gaining considerable financial support for a new higher learning institution in downtown Brampton. In December, Brampton council approved the city budget, which includes $150 million over ten years in support of a Ryerson University and Sheridan College joint campus, along with a joint-use community centre. Although Jeffrey highlighted the need for a university when she ran for mayor in 2014, and shared details with the...

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Changing Caledon landscape keeps mayor busy

With another year coming to a close, Caledon residents may be curious what their thriving community has in store for 2018. The area has been experiencing significant growth and Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson is certainly not lacking enthusiasm about the municipality’s future. He’s thrilled with the progress in 2017 and very motivated to make further progress. So why all the excitement for what some would call a quiet rural community? The municipality – which includes a series of quaint towns and villages, along with the bursting-at-the-seams Town of Bolton – is becoming the “go to” area for those wanting...

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Local ball players rising in the ranks

Pro athletes know that success doesn’t get handed to them on a silver platter.  What does it take to make it the big leagues?  What can a young player do differently to increase his or her chances of reaching the pinnacle of their sport?  If only it were as simple as eating more Wheaties. The process can be long, but the rewards substantial.  Two young competitors from Peel Region are near the peak of that process today, on the cusp of entering the world known to few players.  Zach Pope is a right-handed pitcher, drafted this past spring with...

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  1. What’s for Dinner?

    November 25, 2017 - November 25, 2018
  2. Alton Mill Heritage Exhibit

    March 2 - December 31
  3. PAMA Museum Collects: Spotlight on Stories

    April 26, 2018 - January 20, 2019
  4. Come on Canada! Selections from the Melhuish Collection of World War II Posters

    May 6 - October 7
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    May 23 @ 7:00 pm - August 29 @ 7:00 pm